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Mercanti designs Aussie eagle

Since early 2014 Australia’s Perth Mint has been issuing a series of coins celebrating the country’s largest bird-of-prey: the Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax). When it comes to depicting eagles on coins the U.S. Mint has more than a little experience. … Continue reading

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Stack’s expands gold trading operations

Stack’s Bowers Galleries has announced the return of Richard Gonzales as its Director of Gold Trading. Gonzales has over 30 years of experience in numismatics, precious metals and generic gold. Amandeep Jassal, numismatist and gold trader, also has returned to … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (Feb. 16, 2016)

New quarters are out there, just keep looking I just finished reading the Jan. 26 Numismatic News publication, specifically your response to P. Ritchie who found a Denali quarter. About a month ago, my sister who works in a local discount … Continue reading

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Coin counterfeiters met with death

Was counterfeiting coins ever a capital offense in the United States? Benjamin Franklin used the slogan “to counterfeit is death” on Colonial paper money  and he printed it for a reason. George Washington demanded David Farnsworth and John Blair, two … Continue reading

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Community Voice Responses (2/16/2016)

From the Jan. 22 Numismatic News E-Newsletter: Are you looking for 2016 coins in your change? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper. I received my first (actually three) 2016 (Philadelphia) dated coins Jan. … Continue reading

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Won’t sell coins except for medicine

My name is Turner Jones. I live on Beaver Island, Mich. I am 14 years old and I love to collect coins and bank notes. I am proud of myself for getting into coin collecting. Coin collecting is soothing to … Continue reading

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Is ISIS currency close to reality?

It could be the first step toward issuing its own currency or it could be a way for the leadership of the organization to make a quick profit. One thing is for certain—the terrorist group calling itself the Islamic State … Continue reading

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Cashless society a ‘thought experiment’

By Richard Giedroyc Sweden and Denmark may each be on its way to becoming a cashless society, but people in other countries may see the rise of a cashless society in lesser terms. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney was … Continue reading

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Hong Kong market results beat expectations

By Kerry Rodgers Heritage is the latest major auction house to enter the vibrant Hong Kong market. Its inaugural Asian coin and currency auction held on Dec. 10-12 proved a great success. The auction room was packed tight to the … Continue reading

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Gold demand sizzles

Gold American Eagles continued to be hot as the end of January approached. Sales were up by 53 percent from the same month a year ago. The U.S. Mint reports 124,000 ounces of gold American Eagles were sold in January … Continue reading

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